Newsline for May 20, 2009

“But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you…” (Acts 1:8a, RSV). NEWS 1) Moderator calls for a ‘season of prayer and fasting.’ 2) Brethren Benefit Trust makes changes to retiree annuity payments. 3) Cross-cultural event focuses on African-American, youth cultures. 4) District issues open letter regarding church that has left

Newsline Extra for May 7, 2009

“What do these stones mean to you?” (Joshua 4:6b) UPCOMING EVENTS 1) Brethren Disaster Ministries offers workcamps in Haiti. 2) 50th Anniversary Open House to be held at General Offices. 3) Bethany Theological Seminary observes its 104th commencement. 4) Study tour to Armenia is open for applications. 5) Cross Keys to dedicate new Wellness Center,

Newsline Extra for April 30, 2009

April 30, 2009 “May the Lord direct your hearts to the love of God and to the steadfastness of Christ” (2 Thessalonians 3:5). BRETHREN RESPONSE TO FLU OUTBREAK 1) Brethren staff ready a denominational response in the event of a flu pandemic. 2) Flu resources are recommended by Brethren Disaster Ministries. 3) Facing the Unknown–Coping

50th Anniversary Open House to Be Held at Brethren General Offices

Church of the Brethren Newsline April 28, 2009 On May 13, a 50th Anniversary Open House will be held at the Church of the Brethren General Offices in Elgin, Ill. (located at 1451/1505 Dundee Ave., at the intersection of Rte. 25 and I-90). The theme for the event is “What do these stones mean to

Congregational Life Team Eliminated, Congregational Life Ministries to be Redesigned

Church of the Brethren Newsline March 24, 2009 The Church of the Brethren is redesigning its Congregational Life Ministries and eliminating the Congregational Life Team. The action is part of a plan created by executive staff to respond to financial challenges facing the denomination and the decision of the Mission and Ministry Board to reduce

Newsline Special for March 12, 2009

The Church of the Brethren e-mail news service. Contact cobnews@brethren.org to subscribe or unsubscribe.  March 12, 2009 “All the ends of the earth shall remember and turn to the Lord” (Psalm 22:27a). MISSION AND DISASTER RESPONSE NEWS 1) Dominican Brethren celebrate 18th Annual Conference. 2) Arroyo Salado Church construction project begins in the DR. 3)

Annual Conference Preachers, Other Leaders Announced

Church of the Brethren Newsline March 10, 2009 Preachers and other leaders for the Church of the Brethren Annual Conference to be held June 26-30 in San Diego, Calif., have been announced by the Annual Conference Office. Coordinating the worship services will be Scott Duffey of Staunton, Va. Preachers will address the Conference theme for

Dominican Brethren Celebrate 18th Annual Conference

Feb. 23, 2009 Church of the Brethren Newsline “Without faith, it is impossible to please God!” (Hebrews 11:6). With this challenging theme, moderator José Juan Méndez opened and guided the 18th Annual Conference of the Church of the Brethren in the Dominican Republic. The conference was held at a Nazarene Church campground in Los Alcarrizos

Newsline Extra for February 12, 2009

“So if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation” (2 Corinthians 5:17). ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2009 1) Annual Conference Information Packet available online, registration begins Feb. 21. 2) Public policy leader on hunger to speak at Annual Conference. 3) Song and Story Fest to be held at Camp Peaceful Pines. 4) Cook-Huffman to lead